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Financial Markets

Follow some of S&P500 listed companies (share price evolution since November 1st, 2021) and pick 1 public traded stock to make a fictive investment (buy or short) of USD 50,000, before February 1st. Write a memorandum explaining your observations, results and recommendations to potential future investors depending on their investor profile (risk friendly, moderate risk, risk averse). The list of Corporations for this assignment is below: (choose one of the following companies):

· NVIDIA corporation · Johnson & Johnson · PayPal Holdings · Exxon Mobil Corporation · CostCo Wholesale Corp · Texas Instruments Corp · Qualcomm Inc. · Moderna Inc. · Goldman Sachs Group Inc. · Raytheon Technologies Corp.
· Caterpillar Inc. · 3M Company · Lockheed Martin Corp. · Estee Lauder Cies. Inc.

Your memorandum must include:

  1. Background
  2. Corporation’s introduction
  3. Acquisition and Selling math (50k$)
  4. Graphical description of stock price and trends during the last 3 months and more
    in detail during the investment period
  5. Technical analysis
  6. Explain the observed trends
  7. Relate these trends to relevant contextual information
  8. Regarding this context, briefly forecast the changes in prices for the next month
  9. Conclusions & Investment recommendation

Remember that

“A memorandum is a short document that aims to inform potential investors or decision makers about any issues in connection with the business (projects and project developments) that would need to be taken into account before risking any investment.”

Assignment: The assignment is worth 40% of your final grade for this course

Deadline and submission: Your assignment must be submitted via Turnitin on Moodle before 23:59 on Sunday 13th February 2022.

Word count: Your memorandum is individual and should be uploaded in Moodle using Turnitin. Avoid any “copy-paste” practice to prevent possible problems of plagiarism. You need to include a cover sheet, table of content, your structured text and bibliography (referenced following Harward’s citation style). The document must be in PDF format and between 2,000 and 2,250 words long, excluding references.

Title: Follow some of S&P500 listed companies (share price evolution since November

1st, 2021) and pick 1 public traded stock to make a fictive investment (buy or short) of

USD 50,000, before February 1st. Write a memorandum explaining your observations,

results and recommendations to potential future investors depending on their investor

profile (risk friendly, moderate risk, risk averse). The list of Corporations for this

assignment is below: (choose one of the following companies):

 

· NVIDIA corporation · Johnson & Johnson · PayPal Holdings · Exxon Mobil

Corporation · CostCo Wholesale Corp · Texas Instruments Corp · Qualcomm Inc.

· Moderna Inc. · Goldman Sachs Group Inc. · Raytheon Technologies Corp.

· Caterpillar Inc. · 3M Company · Lockheed Martin Corp. · Estee Lauder Cies. Inc.

 

Your memorandum must include: 1. Background 2. Corporation’s introduction 3. Acquisition and Selling math (50k$) 4. Graphical description of stock price and trends during the last 3 months and more

in detail during the investment period 5. Technical analysis 6. Explain the observed trends 7. Relate these trends to relevant contextual information 8. Regarding this context, briefly forecast the changes in prices for the next month 9. Conclusions & Investment recommendation

Remember that “A memorandum is a short document that aims to inform potential investors or decision makers about any issues in connection with the business (projects and project developments) that would need to be taken into account before risking any investment.”

 

 

Rubric:

Criterium Points

Graphical description 10

Correct explanation of price trends 15

Relevant findings and recommendations 25

Connection to relevant contextual information 25

Verbal explanations are complete, clear, and backed with relevant data 10

Conclusions are clear, and logical 10

Harvard referencing system used 2.5

Essay is in required word range (2000, 2250 words) 2.5